Foster families automatically can adopt the grey they foster
Evidenced-based research at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine reports cases of recurrent/persistent canine hookworm infections have increased, especially in racing greyhound populations, suggesting drug-resistance may have evolved in this parasite. One report suggests "all foster homes and adopters need to be educated."
Dennis McKeon was a professional greyhound trainer for a couple of decades in the 70s and 80s, and retired from the profession to find more stable and less demanding work, being a family man, and needing to spend time with that family. He stayed connected with the sport, having long been a fan and a specialist of bloodlines, and also a keeper of retired greyhounds as family pets
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The author is Dr. Mel Newton, a large & small animal veterinarian in California. From the article:
For all of us, including our pets, life is always too short. It doesn’t matter if you squeeze another week in. If it’s a week of suffering it doesn’t mean anything. If there’s a terminal diagnosis and quality of life will only get worse, it’s OK to say goodbye now while life is still good. It will never be enough time, you will always wish there had been one more ride, one more picture, one more walk. There will always be regrets.
Don’t make holding onto an animal longer than what is fair to them be one of them. Under the guise of “life” there are things worse than death. Give them the gift of a good death. "
“Lost Greyhound”. Two dreaded words most of us hope to never hear.
It can happen to anybody at any time. And when it does, swift action is key: The faster you act, communicate, and put feet (and flyers) on the ground, the better your chances are for a happy ending. There are steps to prepare for the eventuality your greyhound gets lost and several preventive measures you can take now.
The Lost Greyhound Emergency Booklet contains: Emergency Contact Resources; Creating & Distributing the Flyer; Flyer Template; How & Where to Search; Online Posting; The Capture; Escape Prevention; Traveling Products and More…
Courtesy of Greyhound Friends of North Carolina